Monday, October 09, 2006

Thanksgiving, a little early

Lately I have been thinking about all the things I am grateful for. There are so many, the list is endless, but here is a start.

I am thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. Wow... Do I need this. I am so far from perfect, and knowing that Christ suffered for my sins so that I can return to HF's presence is overwhelmingly awesome.

I am grateful for the Priesthood. Especially the sealing power, which binds my family together for all of eternity. I love my hubby, my kids, and all of our parents, siblings, etc... To know that we will still be a family in Heaven gives me so much joy. I don't know how people who believe this life is all there is can function... It would be quite depressing I imagine.

I am grateful for Babe. He is the most awesome thing that has happened in my life. He is patient, loving, a great dad, patient, smart, honest, kind, patient, helpful, gives a mean foot rub, and did I mention patient? He is also and amazing artist, a great photographer, and an excellent cook. I consider myself quite lucky to have landed him!

I am grateful for my 3 awesome kids, and for the one coming to join us. They all have such different personalities, and contribute to my joy in different ways. Watching them grow and develop, and knowing that they are spirits HF has entrusted me with is an awe inspiring thing.

I am grateful for my house. It keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is very comfortable, spacious, and relaxing. The other day I was bemoaning my swollen feet, but I realized I am luckier than many women in the world in that when I am pregnant I can relax on the couch, or on my bed, and I am comfortable. So many people in the world live in lowly conditions, and I am grateful for the luxurious comforts I have.

I am grateful for my car. Even when gas prices where super high, one of the men at church said GMC should hire me as a salesperson, because I was singing the praises of my car. It keeps me safe in inclement weather, and gets me where I am going. It holds our family quite nicely, and we look good while going places too! :-)

I am grateful for my computer. What an amazing invention computers and the internet are. They keep us all connected so easily, and make life 100x's faster and easier to deal with.

I am grateful for the seasons. We are starting to get Autumn colors now. The trees are so beautiful. I love having 4 seasons in a year, because just when you get tired of one, a new one pops up.

I am grateful for my OB. She is awesome. Not only does she support natural childbirth, but she takes the time to get to know me and my children, and is very personable.

Okay, I have to go put my feet up, but consider this just number one of a series!


Leslie said...

did you cry while you were writing this? :) very nice, and we all have so much to be grateful for, it's just ridiculous.

Pa said...

Thanks for the perspective and gratitude expressed for that which matters most.

Carla said...

That was sweet~we love you, too!
Your husband is awesome and your children delightful.

PS Will you car/house keep me warm when I come to visit in a couple of weeks? :)

Jenny said...

What a great list and a good reminder of the many blessings that we enjoy.

Hurray for wonderful doctors! I'm glad you've found one that you like. I'm rereading "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" and as usual, I get frustrated with so many things that are common in today's baby delivering world. I'm so grateful for a doctor that listens to me and supports me.

I hope you're feeling ok! Good luck with the last few weeks!